Dover and Pacifica Quartets

Powerhouse ensembles combine to perform Mendelssohn Octet

Masters Series 5
April 29, 2018 – 7 p.m.
April 30, 2018 – 8 p.m.

Program - April 29

Haydn: Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1 (Pacifica Quartet)
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 (Pacifica Quartet)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20

Program - April 30

Schoenberg: Quartet in D Major (Dover Quartet)
Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421 (Dover Quartet)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20


Dover Quartet
Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello

Pacifica Quartet
Simin Ganatra, violin
Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello


Catapulted to prominence after sweeping the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has become a major presence on the international scene. The Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker).

Dover Quartet website

About the PACIFICA Quartet

Two of America’s most prominent quartets join forces to present Mendelssohn’s youthful masterpiece, the Octet in E-Flat Major. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.

Pacifica Quartet website

Concert Co-Sponsors

Brinna Brinkerhoff & Jeff Neufeld

Peter & Mary Burns

Consulate of Iceland

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